Travelling 180 kilometres from Colombo, you will find Wilpattu National Park in all its glory, covering a forest span of 1,311,693 hectares; this is one of the largest and oldest parks in the country. Over 60 watering holes or lakes can be found in the area allowing the animals who call the Wilpattu National Park its home, to roam freely in their natural habitat. This popular eco-tourism destination is home to 31 species of mammals and trees such as "Veera" and "Milla". Some of the animals that are under threat are Elephants, Leopards, Water Buffalo and the Sloth Bear. While the Mongoose, Mouse and the Spotted Deer are more like the parks residents. Take a safari through the foliage of the land and spot the many surprises around the corner.